The Great Series Summit 2019. Trends and Tendencies in Fictional Entertainment
Is the international series-market standing at the brink of implosion? The vast number of fictional programs produced for broadcasters and streaming platforms gives ground to the concern that the market may soon be oversaturated. However, there’s no end in sight with the global boom in TV Series –this year, some of the world’s largest providers in content such as Apple and Disney are gearing up their very own on-demand services. The market will be fought over by even more players and competition will necessarily get tougher. But what about the German market? How can German TV Series stay competitive on the rapidly changing international scene? And what is needed to guarantee long-term success for German productions? With these questions in mind, we will be taking a closer look at highlights of the German and international series market and we aim to find out what good serial storytelling is all about and how to put this knowledge best into use.
Torsten Zarges, Chief Reporter, DWDL.de, Cologne